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some americans, were taken hostage by islamist militants yesterday. the obama administration is concerned about these conflicting reports. >>> she got her start writing for the san francisco chronicle. today the woman known as dear abby has died at the age of 94. she suffered a long battle with alzheimer's. her first column appeared in 1956 and competed for decades with her twin sister, ann landers. she passed in 2002. >>> fewer people are dying from cancer each year. a new report from the american cancer society found the overall cancer death rate drops 20% from 1991 to 2009. a reduction in smoking and better detech shup methods are to thank. >>> the federal government is encouraging mothers to breastfeed. new regulations will require insurance companies to cover the cost of breast pumps. an improvement for moms who say they need all the help they can get. >> insurance companies are still working out the details and trying to align venders and patient services and how they're going to meet that need. >> no small feat. it costs more than $1,000 for hospital grade pumps. taxpa
.s. ambassador chris stevens from the bay area. congressional republicans have accused the obama administration of ignoring signs of deteriorating security in libya so in doubt they will have many questions for secretary of state, hillary clinton, whose testimony was delayed because of medical issues. abc7 news reporter will have much more coming up in a live report next half hour. >> later today, air national guard will leave mountain view for deployment. members from the 129th recuse wing or on a mission to afghanistan. final deployment preparations are underway at 10:30 with the national guard not knowing the exact departure time. 75 citizen airmen from the bay area are leaving to provide support to our troops. >> state lawmakers in sacramento are dealing with something they are not used to, excess cash. california is expected to end this month with an extra $4 billion in income taxes. it is reported that the boom is likely because of tax changes at the state and federal level and experts say the extra income top earners made at the end of december such as bonuses and dividend payments is al
? even the obama administration is toning down the celebrations this time around. >> this isn't about getting a discount stay, this is about moments in the memory and this is about celebrating democracy. this is it. go big or go home. >> reporter: some people are choosing to stay home. while an estimated 600,000 to 800,000 people are expected on the mall for the president's speech that's down from approximately 1.8 million four years ago. >> 2009 was obviously the largest inauguration ever recordedrecord ed ed ed. well over $94 million was raised through the metropolitan area, so we're encouraging people to please come in and experience the city. >> reporter: so this weekend the d.c. inaugural experience is not about the lavish suites it's about enduring the cold and the crowd for a priceless piece of history. ♪ >> so, peter, how many of those $100,000 packages where you get the fake secret service agents and the dog were told? >> i was so hoping you'd ask that question. the answer is zero nadia, zip. >> well, if anybody bought it we should do an interview wi
. >>> the obama administration's fight for gun control is hitting the road on friday. vice president joe biden heads to the staunch ly pro-gun state of virginia and today he will take to the internet to take questions how to reduce gun violence speaking to the public on a live streaming google chat. >>> female smokers today have a higher risk of dying from lung cancer than several decades ago. in a study out by the new england journal of medicine, researchers are finding women are smoking more and starting younger patterns that mirror the smoking habit of younger counterparts. women have caught up with men in the risk of deaths of smoking related sickness. 18% of american women are smokers. >>> cnbc mary thompson of the new york stock exchange, look likes a rough day ahead for aping, right? >> it certainly could be. apple shipped a record 7.8 million iphones in the last quarter given wall street was expecting it to sell 50 million, its shares drop 10% after-hours after reporting quarterly results which failed to impress, profits flat and sales came below estimates for the third straight quarte
aviation administration. >>> president obama is facing gop opposition after unveiling his $500 million gun control package. acting in response to the shooting rampage in newtown, connecticut, the president called on congress to ban the sale of military style weapons, smaller clips and have mandatory background checks. the president signed 23 executive actions on the issue. >>> a story that manti te'o's girlfriend has died of leukemia turned out to be false. the linebacker said he is the victim of a hoax calling it incredibly embarrassing to talk about it. te'o said wednesday he developed a relationship with a woman he met online and maintained it through computer chats and phone calls. te'o also said during the season that the loss of his girlfriend inspired him to help lead the irish to the bcs title game. however, with all of this the woman never existed. te'o said he is the victim of what was apparently someone's sick joke. >>> lance armstrong has just been stripped of his 2000 olympic bronze medal by the olympic committee. this is the latest punishment following a u.s. anti-doping repo
that things that i do further my husband's administration. >> reporter: and the president is also showing off a new look, sort of. just moments ago, the white house released this new official portrait of president obama. this is also on the white house flicker page. all this, as he prepares to start another four years as commander in chief. savannah? >> when you say new look, i'm expecting bangs but thank you so much. >> i don't think that's good for the president, no. >> it's a big weekend, of course, for the president. we will all be down there this weekend. "weekend today" will be there, lester, erica, jenna, dylan for a special edition of "weekend today." and monday morning, matt, willie, al, natalie and i will have coverage of the events, the ceremony, parade, all the pomp and circumstance as it were. >> it's always an amazing event to actually watch unfold. we hope you'll join us monday morning and throughout the weekend. >>> let's get a check of your weather now from al. >> thank you so much, guys. our friends are all hanging out, little on the chilly side here. we have had snow -- thi
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